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UBC Okanagan

3333 University Way

Room ASC 130 Located in the Arts Science Building

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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Public talk: What's the Buzz? Understanding the status of native bees and what you can do to help

Presenter: Dr. Sheila R. Colla, York University Toronto, ON, CAN

Dr. Colla will discuss general information about native bee diversity and the ecosystem services they provide. She will provide an overview of their conservation status and describe how we can help declining species at the policy and individual levels.

Talk will begin at 6:00 PM, doors open at 5:45 PM. Refreshments will be served after the event.

Dr. Colla is a classically trained Ecologist using scientific to address real-world conservation issues. Her research has focused on the conservation of lesser understood native species such as bees, butterflies and flowering plants. As pollinators and pollination have become important issues among policymakers and the public in recent years, her work has become more interdisciplinary.

She works closely with environmental NGOs, landowners, academic partners and government agencies at the municipal, provincial and federal levels to implement conservation management based on the best available science. Her research considers species with large ranges across the US and Canada but also local species which are at-risk here in Ontario.

More information about Dr. Colla can be found here: https://collasheila.wixsite.com/pollinators

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We gratefully acknowledge Manteo Resort Waterfront Hotel and Villas for providing accommodations for Dr. Colla.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT CAROLINA RESTREPO AT: carolina.restrepo@ubc.ca


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UBC Okanagan

3333 University Way

Room ASC 130 Located in the Arts Science Building

Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

Canada

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